Saturday, March 31, 2007

The entrepreneurial spirit

One more thing.

I just learned that my children, having been denied the luxury of a lemonade stand, have discovered a new outlet for their money-making instincts.

They're selling doodlebugs door-to-door.

For a nickel apiece.

So far, evidently, they've made 35 cents.

We have very nice neighbors.


At 6:04 PM, March 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your children are too cute! I'm not sure what Doodlebugs are (just the TV show, which you probably don't know anything about if you don't watch TV)...but in any case $.05 each? That's a bargain no matter what...

At 11:14 PM, March 31, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...

Doodlebugs (which sound very much like the very musical and bouncy Doodlebops -- we had a DVD of them for a week from the library) are also known as pill bugs or rolypolies. (Rolypolys? That looks wrong. Must be rolypolies, which also looks strange.)

So I'm not so sure about the bargain thing... :)

And thanks -- I may be biased, but I think my kiddos are pretty cute, too -- not to mention an endless source of material.

If you're interested in a doodlebug of your own, let me know. I'll bet I can cut you a deal. ;)

At 6:22 AM, April 01, 2007, Anonymous jar said...

I would totally buy a doodlebug from the kids next door if they came over with them.
So glad that everything is well with your daughter.
If we ever have a drought I'll keep you in mind :-)

At 4:23 PM, April 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,

Your kids should try selling lemonade door to door. THat's what Anthony down our street did with iced tea. He went to every neighbor and sold a dixie cup of iced tea for 25 cents. Of course since he was rushing back and forth by the time the drink came, the cup was barely full. LOL. Oh well.

Glad to hear that the mole wasn't cancer. That must have been an awful experience.

I've been writing but this week has been crazy. On Wednesday I hosted a shopping party at a local clothing store in town for my co-workers & friends. And I just got back from a machine quilting class.

After I make dinner I'm going to write.

Again, glad all is well for your family.

Debra S.

At 10:13 PM, April 02, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...


You are so sweet... thanks so much for the kind words. (And the willingness to purchase doodlebugs.)

And I STILL have to reschedule that camping trip, so let me know if you need rain. :)

At 10:15 PM, April 02, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...


LOL. Yes, I can see the downsides of door-to-door lemonade/iced tea sales.

And wow... you quilt AND write?


Hope the writing goes well, and thank you for the well wishes. I'm glad everyone's okay, too.

At 11:00 PM, April 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right. I was thinking of Doodlebops...not Doodlebugs. But I believe you when you say your children are an endless source of material.
Also, I thought the same thing as you when I read Debra's note --that she quilts...That's what I would love to learn. If she's from Austin, maybe she can tell me where they give quilting classes... Of course, I'm procrastinating... I should be writing but I'm lucky if I get to it once a week. I'm very bad. Well, let's just say I tend to get very busy... That sounds better.

At 10:57 PM, April 03, 2007, Blogger Karen MacInerney said...


I think there's a quilting place on Anderson (near the Alamo Draft House); I'll bet they give classes. I took a sewing class in the vicinity once (didn't work out too well). I have a dear friend here who quilts; I'll ask her where they have classes.

And busy is good. But just don't forget to shoehorn a few words in here or there (while sending hubby out for the good corned beef)... before you know it, you'll have a book!


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